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And the winner of the Rocketmiles / 50,000 Virgin miles and an Apple Watch is …

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I’m delighted that we have a winner for the Rocketmiles-sponsored competition which ran two weeks ago.

Firstly, I’d like to apologise for the delay in announcing the winner.  This was partly due to the Memorial Day holiday in the US, where Rocketmiles is based, and partly because Rocketmiles wanted to get some advice in order to be certain that the winner would not have a US tax liability (they won’t!).

The winner of the Apple Watch and 50,000 Virgin Flying Club miles is ….. Stuart H.  Well done.

I recognised the name so it went to one of our regular readers.  There were over 4,400 entries which is a fantastic result.  Thank you to everyone who took part.

You can still get 3,000 Virgin Atlantic miles

Don’t forget that, to promote their new partnership with Virgin Atlantic, Rocketmiles is still offering 3,000 bonus Virgin Flying Club miles to new customers when they make their first hotel booking via the site, however small.

This is valid on any booking of any size. It is on top of the standard amount of Virgin Flying Club miles you will earn. This is clearly a very attractive deal – and if you book a cheap one night stay to trigger the miles, it will be an excellent result.

The terms and conditions of the ‘first booking bonus’ can be found here. You have until July 31st to make your booking and the stay can be for a date even further into the future.  It is very easy way to pick up 3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles and represents a great return on the cost of a low value stay, whilst also letting you see how easy it is to earn miles via Rocketmiles.

The link to this offer on the Rocketmiles site is here.


How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (June 2022)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.

You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, the Reward+ card has a bonus of 15,000 Virgin Points):

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and 1.5 points for every £1 you spend Read our full review

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

A generous earning rate for a free card at 0.75 points per £1 Read our full review

You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold is FREE for a year and comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express comes with 30,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert into 30,000 Virgin Points.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Small business owners should consider the two American Express Business cards. Points convert at 1:1 into Virgin Points.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Points

(Want to earn more Virgin Points?  Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

Comments (3)

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  • Nick says:

    Congratulations Stuart!

    • Worzel says:

      Alright Nick, that’s enough patting oneself on the back! 🙂 .

  • stuart h says:

    thanks Rob, thanks Nick…here’s hoping there’s no devaluation before i spend the miles…..# Etihad

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